ROCKVILLE -- Central Minnesota Ice Racing hosted its second event of the season on Grand Lake to help draw extra people to the annual Elmer Garding Cancer Benefit.

Eddies on Grand hosted the 12th annual benefit. Hundreds of people came out to see cars, ATVs and bikes race across Grand Lake.

Ed Valentine is the owner of Eddies on Grand and is an organizer for the event. He says Central Minnesota Ice Racing reached out to him to help them raise more money for the cancer benefit.

"Years ago I went {ice racing} I knew about the sport but had not heard about it for a while until they came to me and asked if they could help."

Valentine, who lost his mother to cancer, says they were looking for new ideas to bring people to the annual benefit because of recent years weather conditions.

"We normally do a {snow-mobile) ride but this is the fourth year without snow, so the Central Minnesota ice Racers volunteered to come out and do ice racing for us to draw people in."

The Elmer Garding Cancer Benefit brings in around $10,000 to $12,000 dollars every year. If you missed this weekends event you can catch ice racing in the same place on February 24th.

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